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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

20 YEARS AGO

Congress approved a plan for Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas to become a national park. It had been a national monument since 1935.

Congressman Dante Fascell, who had represented South Florida and the Keys, retired after 38 years.

Former City Commissioner Harry Powell was arrested for trespassing on Peary Court. He had chained himself to his Conch cruiser bicycle to protest the impending housing development.

50 YEARS AGO

Mayor C. B. Harvey named 18 citizens to the Key West Charter Revision Committee.

The Monroe County Commission voted down a proposal that would allow citizens to ask question during commission meetings.

The Monroe County Commission made a last-ditch effort to save plans to build the inland waterway from Marathon to Key West.